Tonight is the long anticipated Most Arrogant Bar Bash at Barley’s in Greenville. First, a little background on the event. Each year, Stone Brewing Company holds a weeklong nationwide competition to find a beer bar that sells the most pints of its Bastard beers. In the past, this meant Arrogant Bastard, Oaked Arrogant Bastard, and Double Bastard. This year, that also included a Double Dry Hopped Bastard and Lucky Bastard. Barley’s was the big winner this time around, selling more than any other of the 360+ participating bars in America.


This evening marks the celebration of this honor. Last year’s winner was the Raleigh Times Bar in Raleigh, North Carolina. Previously, two bars in Charlotte, North Carolina had won the title. The win by Barley’s snaps the North Carolina streak at 3 and helps to continue to put Greenville on the map in terms of beer destinations.

Greg Koch, CEO and co-founder of Stone will be coming to Greenville tonight to celebrate. Due to his hectic schedule, Koch won’t be arriving until about 7:30. However, Barley’s will start pouring beers at 4:00. Koch won’t be staying in Greenville long, as he departs for New York City early the next morning.

If you haven’t seen the tap list yet, it’s pretty crazy:

  1. 2009 Double Bastard Ale
  2. 2010 Double Bastard Ale (w/ Chipotle peppers)
  3. 2010 Double Bastard Ale (aged in Bourbon barrels)
  4. 2012 Double Bastard Ale
  5. 2012 Double Bastard Ale (w/ Dark Toasted Oak)
  6. 2011 Stone Imperial Russian Stout
  7. 2013 Stone Imperial Russian Stout (aged in Templeton Rye Whiskey Barrels)
  8. 2012 Stone Old Guardian
  9. 2013 Stone NITRO Old Guardian
  10. 2013 Stone Old Guardian OAK-SMOKED
  11. 2013 Stone Old Guardian OAK-SMOKED (w/ American & French Oak)
  12. Arrogant Bastard Ale
  13. Dogfish Head / Victory / Stone Saison du BUFF
  14. Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout
  15. Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale
  16. Stone 04.04.04 Vertical Epic
  17. Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic
  18. Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic
  19. Stone 9th Anniversary Ale
  20. Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout (aged in Bourbon barrels)
  21. Stone Cali-Belgique IPA
  22. Stone Cali-Belgique IPA (aged in Red Wine barrels)
  23. Stone IPA
  24. Stone Levitation Ale
  25. Stone Mixtape Vol. 5 – The Winking Lizard Blend
  26. Stone Pale Ale
  27. Stone Ruination IPA
  28. Stone Ruination IPA – “Tropical Heat Edition”
  29. Stone Double Dry-Hopped Ruination IPA
  30. Stone Smoked Porter
  31. Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale
  32. Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale (w/ Espresso beans)
  33. Stone Suitable for Cave Aging Imperial Smoked Porter (aged in Bourbon barrels)

Barley’s will also offer several flights of the beers if you can’t decide. More information on the event is available here:

Best advice is to get there early if you want to sit somewhere. This event should pack out the building.

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